Riedel wine glasses are recognised the world over to be the glass of choice to the wine connoisseur. Claus J. Riedel, the 9th generation of this famous Austrian glass producing family was the first person in the long history of glass production to design its shape according to the character of the wine. He recognised in simple terms that wine tastes different drunk from different shaped glasses; he is thus the inventor of the functional wine glass. His work influenced and changed the appearance of stemware forever.
Robert Parker, a leading U.S. wine critic once said "the finest glasses for both technical and hedonistic purposes are those made by Riedel. The effect of these glasses on fine wine is profound. I cannot emphasise enough what a difference they make."
At Amara we have chosen a selection of stemware from the following ranges; Sommelier, Vinum, Grape and "O" .They all differ in style and price but we believe between them cover every need in the market.
The Sommelier range is Riedel's finest range, the wineglass benchmark and the most successful series of hand-made glasses in the world. Each glass is individually made: the upper parts blown into a mould, the stem and base hand-crafted using methods developed at the time of Christ's birth. Riedel's glass-makers invest their talent, know-how and meticulous craftsmanship in making glasses of the impeccable quality consumers expect. Sommeliers are executed in over 24 lead crystal.
Introduced in 1986 the Vinum range copied the principal of the Sommelier range acknowledging that the pleasure of consuming wine starts with the glass. Machine-made instead of hand blown makes this series of glasses reasonably priced whilst still high quality. This range of glasses is made of over 24% lead crystal and is for everyday use.
The Grape range is the latest series to be developed by Riedel. These glasses are made using innovative machine blown technology which allows the production of a seamless pulled stem. This special design feature which creates an indent at the bottom of the bowl means that the wine not only fills the bowl but also sits deep into the stem reflecting the light and adding another dimension to the lively colour of wine.
Riedel "O" is the new innovative take on the wine tumbler. In short: "O" is the ideal glass for every day use and for every occasion. It is fun, feels good to hold, looks trendy and it works! The designs of "O" are based on the benchmark shapes of Riedel Vinum.